How is maple syrup classified?
In Canada, maple syrup was divided into five different categories, i.e. extra-clear, clear, medium, amber and dark. The principal criterion for classification is the colour, expressed as a percentage of translucence. In December 2016, a new system, in line with American classification, was implemented. EXTRA CLEAR = GOLDEN - DELICATE TASTE CLEAR = AMBER - RICH TASTE MEDIUM AND AMBER = DARK - ROBUST TASTE DARK AND VERY DARK = VERY DARK - STRONG TASTE